We will be holding two day, three day, AND five day workshops for 4 students, ages 11 and up, who wish to photograph around the city and then return to Kathi's Alamo Square home-studio to photo edit their work into prints and mixed media projects. Includes personal online gallery and art show. We will add portrait and still-life work besides field trips to Conservatory of Flowers, Chinatown, North Beach, Japanese Tea Garden, Ferry Building, Pier 39, Fort Point, City Hall and more.
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Goals & Expectations:
We establish goals, working alone, in pairs and teams, and constantly discuss our photos. We always review our camera controls and settings, and explore content, intention, themes, lighting and focus.
Students break into individual workspaces to photograph well composed and lit still-lifes with studio props and flowers. This teaches them to create uncluttered images with impact and meaning.
As a portrait photographer Kathi is able to give valuable tips on capturing people. We use available window light, location lighting around Dolores Park and the Mission, or on field trips. One of the biggest bonuses of workshops with Kathi is that students have access to amazing portraits of themselves taken by other students. Kathi allows the students to use all her studio light equipment and costume props to create sharp and dramatically lit portraits
Field trips around San Francisco
Often called the highlight of our workshop week, our photo field trips allow students to see famous city landmarks in a whole new light. To maximize our shooting time, students are dropped off at 9am on Field trip Day, at the gates of Chinatown/North Beach, or the Japanese Tea Garden, Stow Lake, Fort Point, Conservatory of Flowers, or Pier 39 for a full 3 hours of shooting with a special treats like tea and cookies, or Italian Pizza. We photograph cafes, shops, parks, alleyways, people, cityscapes and discuss how to handle framing and lighting situations. It's a delightful bonding experience for the group. For trips of 5 or more We have one to two chaperones besides Kathi for these outings.
Mixed Media Photography Projects
Last year we ventured into mixed-media photography using hi-end art photo papers and applications of watercolor,acrylic paints, glazes, pastel, inks, appliques, and collage work. These projects open up the students to creative alternatives to shoot-and-print output.
Individual On-Line Galleries
Each student has access to an individual Mac for the entire week. Personal on-line galleries are set up to collect best work throughout the week.
Learning by looking
Students review books from the studio library of famous photographers and explain to each other their favorite photo picks-why does a photo work? They also browse Flickr through a collection of student "favorites" from the world-wide Flickr pool of accomplished photographers.
Jurying and Editing
After lunch (or when we return to the studio from field trips) our photos are uploaded to Lightroom and the process of picking our best work begins with input from our older interns and Kathi. Photos are edited within Lightroom or are brought into Photoshop Elements for more advanced work with layers and filters.
Students must bring a digital camera- compact or SLR are both fine-and clean media card and bag lunch each day.
Rental cameras are available for $30 for the workshop